Tag: literature

The Rather Odd Proceedings of the Mersault Trial in “The Stranger”

In Albert Camus’ novel, “The Stranger,” the trial of one Mr. Mersault begins with a murder case. However, the focus of the trial drifts considerably from the original charge. After a short time, the proceedings are no longer about a murder. Mersault’s very nature as an extremely passive, nonchalant person ends up being put on […]

On Modernist Themes in “I, Too” and “Democracy” by Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes is one of the most famous New Negro Movement poets. Hughes may be considered a Modernist poet, but he was unlike many of his peers in terms of ambiguity and uncertainty. In fact, his work is quite straightforward. Still, the themes which Hughes uses in his poetry, such as alienation, dislocation, and inequality, […]

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